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A message from the Business Secretary: Rules for providing services are changing

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Rules for providing services are changing

Thank you for everything you are doing to prepare for the end of the transition period on 31 December.

If you would like further information on getting fully prepared, you can find out what actions you may need to take by using the checker tool at and signing up for business readiness updates.

I know that these are challenging times for businesses but with the end of the transition period now just over a month away, it is extremely important that your business is ready for the new rules come 1 January.

In this week’s letter I want to focus on rules relating to providing services.

Regardless of our future trading relationship with the EU, from 1 January, new rules will apply for providing services.

Help is available to ensure your business is ready. I urge you to:

Making changes now will ensure a smooth end to the transition period and see businesses ready to take advantage of the new opportunities that being an independent trading nation will bring.

Yours sincerely,

Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP

Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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